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FOX
Sep 13, 2010 12:00pm PDT
>>> new video just coming into the ktvu newsroom of the moment a fireball erupted in san bruno. >> hundreds of san bruno residents returned home for the first time since thursday's disaster. what they have to say about the state of their neighborhood. >>> the one thing that stands between sara shourd and her freedom. >>> good afternoon, i'm claudine wong. tori campbell has the day off. topping our news this noontime we're waiting the start of a pg&e press conference in san bruno for an update into the cause of that deadly san bruno explosion. we do have team coverage on several develop stories in san bruno now. what you're looking at is a live briefing inside that senior center are residents who lost their homes. ktvu's christian katharine is there but first we'll go to ktvu's craig devereaux. >> the investigation is moving outward from ground zero on glen wood drive. a pg&e news conference as you mentioned just about to get underway at a fire station in san bruno on el camino real. this morning very important work is being done this morning on glenview drive. pg&e cut into thr
FOX
Sep 23, 2010 12:00pm PDT
after it happened next on ktvu channel 2 news. [ audio problems ] >>> good afternoon. topping our news thisnoontime it's been two week since the gas fire and explosion. clean up efforts kick into high gear. three homes will be demolished. claudine wong's been on the scene owl morning and gives us an update. >> reporter: yes. we can show you two of those locations here on earl. behind me crews just stopping in the last couple minutes to take a break. that's one of the sites. if we pan up on to the hill you can see one of the excavators working on the secondary site. they are taking a lot of precautions this morning. we can tell you we've watched these crews wearing protective gear spraying down the sites with water to make sure that dust level stays down. and there are air monitors in and around this entire neighborhood to make sure that there's not any dangerous levels of partichat matter or gases. they're doing all of these in response to health concerns. but the county says it is determined to give this neighborhood back to san bruno. rick stopped for a moment on his morning run to l
FOX
Aug 31, 2010 5:15pm PDT
to the fighting. ktvu's mike mibach live in walnut creek where he just watched the president's address alongside gold and blue star moms. mike mibach has more now. >> reporter: sorry about that gasia, we had some problems -- issues with the audio in here. if we can just have someone turn that down. as you know gasia a lot of men and women in the bay area fought in the war in iraq. many of them lost their lives fighting in that war including ben thortlesen. his mother mary joining us. your thoughts right off the top. >> i think that the speech was really good. and i you know, i'm very -- it's hard for me to get my arms around the whole reason that we're there. and so, i have to put that aside and just embrace the fact that my son chose to take this on and to do this and you know he's a hero for that. >> reporter: he's leaves behind a wife, he leaves behind a son. hearing what the president just said being achieved in iraq, is his wife worth the sacrifice that the president said it was? >> it's hard to -- yes, of course his wife and my grandson are worth it. definitely. but it's
KICU
Sep 22, 2010 11:30pm PDT
. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is the 10:00 news on ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> candles are lit tonight. tears are shed after yet another teenager is killed by gunfire. good evening, everyone. i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. a single father is mourning the loss of his youngest son tonight after the high school student was gunned down on an oakland street corner. the 17-year-old victim had hoped to go to college, having just transferred to a school that specializes in health and science. ktvu's amber lee is live now in oakland with our report. amber? >> julie, students and staff here at the school have lost a promising teenager. today they sent a letter out to parents letting us know what happened. tonight a father tells us his anyone is in describable. family and friends of 17-year- old raymond justice gathered for a quiet vigil in front of his home. he raised raymond as a single father. after seeing combat in vietnam, he never thought he would experience the horror of trying to save his own son on the streets of oakland. >> this is blood
FOX
Sep 27, 2010 6:00pm PDT
has called for another spare the air day tomorrow, the fourth day in a row. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> this was definitely one of the hottest days of the year. our chief meteorologist, bill martin, is here with a look at which cities hit records. >> reporter: definitely one of the hottest days of the year. temperatures broke in parts of the bay area. santa rosa broke a record. 104 degrees. san francisco, 93. oakland, 96 at the airport. broke the old record there of 95 and then at sfo they tied the record at 96 degrees. take a look at some more of the temperatures. these were the highs for today. highs tomorrow, boy, they are gonna be hot again. i will let you know what you can expect. we'll see you back here in just a minute. >>> on this one of the hottest days of the year, firefighters put a lot of sweat getting a handle on a fire in west marin county. air tankers and helicopters backed up firefighters on the ground. the fire was reported about 2:30 this afternoon at a ranch on hicks valley road near novato. firefighters contained the ten- acre fire by about 4:00. no one w
FOX
Sep 27, 2010 12:00pm PDT
to delay his execution. ktvu's kraig debro joins us with more on what this decision means with this case. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. it was kind of confusing up in court. you had attorneys representing another death row inmate but they were also arguing on the behalf of brown. brown's attorneys are on the way to the state court of appeals to file another appeal. they already filed one appeal at the 9th court circuit of appeals. the attorneys are arguing for brown today. they are actually representing another death row inmate named sims. brown joined his argument after sims filed his. so over the weekend, albert brown was given a choice of what kind of execution he wanted. one with one drug or one with three drugs. >> mr. brown doesn't have to -- he could have the one-drug lethal -- [ inaudible ] >> there's no authority for them to do that. >> reporter: barring last- minute appeals, alfred brown is scheduled to be executed at 12:00 a.m. wednesday porning. he was sentenced to death back in 1982 for the rape and murder of a riverside girl. according to the district attorney, br
FOX
Sep 15, 2010 6:00pm PDT
about it. ktvu consumer editor tom vacar begins tonight's coverage. >> reporter: back in 2007 pg&e asked for about $5 million to replace a section of the pipeline that blew up in san brew oh. pg&e's own document says the replacement of 1 1/2 miles of pipeline was privatized by the risk management program. >> they said they would replace that section in 2009 and the commission gave them that money. >> reporter: but then, in september of 2009 -- >> pg&e came back and said "we need about $5 million to replace this very same section of line 132 and we plan to do it in 2013." >> this time pg&e's document says the pipe section was one of its top 100 risks making the risk of fail your high. >> we're wondering i didn't pg&e replace the section in 2009 when they got the money to do this? >> reporter: i asked pg&e's president what happened? >> some things happen, maybe some other item becomes more emerge earnhardt that we need to fix, and so that's why we will redirect funds to take care of the things that are urgent today and then go back and look and say "what are the things that are urgen
FOX
Sep 24, 2010 12:00pm PDT
from inside the disaster zone. ktvu channel 2 news at noon starts now. >> complete bay area -- [ inaudible ] >> -- right now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> good afternoon. topping our news this noontime a crucial decision on the death penalty. a judge's ruling today will determine whether executions can resume in california for the first time in five years. jade hernandez joins us live now with more. good afternoon, jade. >> reporter: well good afternoon. the state attorney general has pushed a fed rap judge to resume lethal injections, a decision is expected sometime today. we are live on treasure island this afternoon. earlier we spoke to lance lindsey in san francisco. he opposes the death penalty and heads death penalty focus. he told us if a federal judge in san jose reinstates the death penalty expect marchs and protests all over the state. he indicated church opponents and others will rally tuesday, the day before the first scheduled execution in san quintin in five years, this after prison officials say they have ensured the process meets humane standards.
FOX
Sep 22, 2010 10:00pm PDT
now. this is the 10:00 news on ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> candles are lit tonight. tears are shed after yet another teenager is killed by gunfire. good evening, everyone. i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. a single father is mourning the loss of his youngest son tonight after the high school student was gunned down on an oakland street corner. the 17-year-old victim had hoped to go to college, having just transferred to a school that specializes in health and science. ktvu's amber lee is live now in oakland with our report. amber? >> julie, students and staff here at the school have lost a promising teenager. today they sent a letter out to parents letting us know what happened. tonight a father tells us his anyone is in describable. family and friends of 17-year- old raymond justice gathered for a quiet vigil in front of his home. he raised raymond as a single father. after seeing combat in vietnam, he never thought he would experience the horror of trying to save his own son on the streets of oakland. >> this is blood right here. i said that with the police, give him
FOX
Sep 25, 2010 10:00pm PDT
. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is the 10:00 news on ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> a wildfire sends some sonoma county residents racing for safety and leads to the closure of a major highway. good evening. i'm ken wayne wayne. >> and i'm health heather holmes. >> and highway 1 near bodega bay is closed. the highway broke out. ktvu's mike mibach is now live with the latest on this firefight. mike? >> reporter: heather, right now we know that a badega firefighter is being treated in san francisco. and in talking to firefighters today, they said that this one moved fast and as you will see, it was destructive. >> i have eyes on this crash fire. >> the call came in at 12:34 p.m. flames near highway 1 near bodega bay. the heart of the fire quickly crawled along the ground, dancing its way up the vegetation. dozers were cutting breaks. one man ran out of his trucks passing two trucks both begun engulfed in claims. residents drove away to escape the flames. >> we were taking our guard dogs out of here and everything else. >> reporter: he says a line attached to a
FOX
Sep 10, 2010 10:00pm PDT
complete bay area news coverage starts right now on ktvu channel 2. >> take a look at this. this is the ignition point of the massive and deadly explosion in san bruno. good evening. >> i'm frank summerville. a team of federal investigators is on the ground in san bruno tonight trying to answer one key question, what sparked that fire ball. those fires that burned so hot last night are fully contained, but the area remains offlimits. while chaos and confusion have subsided, a neighborhood is decimated. officials confirmed four people are dead, more than 50 others injured. they reviced their damage estimates saying 57 homes destroyed, 8 with fire damage. we have team coverage on the investigation and more. we begin our coverage with lloyd. lloyd? >> reporter: frank, i'm at the bay hill shopping center where a briefing just wrapped up 15 minutes ago. this is the command center for the local, state, and federal agencies coordinating the clineup and investigation. tonight there is a glimmer of hope that perhaps tomorrow some of the people who fled their homes yesterday maybe allowed to
FOX
Sep 19, 2010 10:00pm PDT
. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu, channel 2 news. >> she is almost home. one of the three americans detained in i it ran accused of spying talks about the huge misunderstanding that nearly kept her from returning to the bay area. good evening, everyone. i'm heather holmes. >> and i'm ken wayne. after 410 long days in iranian custody a uc berkeley graduate is once again on u.s. soil. at a news conference today in new york sarah won't rest easy until the two men she was with are also released from prison. >> my disappointment in not sharing this with shane and josh was crushing. >> josh and shane remain in custody 13 months after the three hikers were captured near the iraq/iran border. she said the trio was visiting a nearby waterfall and had no idea they were near the iran border which she says was not marked. >> shane and josh do not deserve to be in prison one day longer than i was. we committed no crime. and we are not spies. >> reporter: she thanked iranian leaders for her release after there was concern about her medical condition. she no
FOX
Sep 14, 2010 6:00pm PDT
are sharing painful stories of what it was like moments after the deadly explosion and fire. ktvu's rob roth is in san bruno tonight with the details, rob. >> reporter: firefighters were facing, this is part of the blast zone from clairmont drive. many police and firefighters worked desperately to get people to safety, at times risking their own safety. the calls came in immediately. >> we looked out the back door and we could see the fire ball. >> reporter: the explosion hit close to home for one san bru no police officer. >> i knew living right near the blast zone, i knew my family was home. >> reporter: for most of the evening he said he didn't know if his family was safe but he kept working. his family survived. >> when we do or job, we are supposed to tune out our political beliefs, our religious beliefs, but when it hits this close to home, it's hard to do that. >> reporter: firefighters tried to fight the fire but they found that became difficult after the fire stopped a fire hydrant. >> we were left helpless, and we were only allowed so far because of the fire wall. >> repor
FOX
Sep 22, 2010 12:00pm PDT
day of classes. there was a gas leak on the hayward campus of cal state university east bay. ktvu's jade hernandez joins us now to explain what happened and how it could have been ch worse. good afternoon, jade. >> reporter: well, good afternoon. the situation definitely could have been worse but windy conditions saved firefighters from having to evacuate buildings and upgraded to a very serious gas break. now, i want you to take a look now. you can pg&e crews still working out here this afternoon. they'll be working the rest of the afternoon to repair the 2- inch plastic gas line break. crews clamped down on the pipe and shut off the leak about a half hour ago. >> they are safe. nobody hurt. they should all be able to attend their classes. >> reporter: crews alerted police and fire and they arrived. we're told the fire department was not worried about the possibility of an explosion. by the time the wind carried the leaking gas into the atmosphere, the gas became too weak to ignite. the fire department did not have to evacuate since many students were already heading to class when
KICU
Sep 10, 2010 11:30pm PDT
complete bay area news coverage starts right now on ktvu channel 2. >> take a look at this. this is the ignition point of the massive and deadly explosion in san bruno. good evening. >> i'm frank summerville. a team of federal investigators is on the ground in san bruno tonight trying to answer one key question, what sparked that fire ball. those fires that burned so hot last night are fully contained, but the area remains offlimits. while chaos and confusion have subsided, a neighborhood is decimated. officials confirmed four people are dead, more than 50 others injured. they reviced their damage estimates saying 57 homes destroyed, 8 with fire damage. we have team coverage on the investigation and more. we begin our coverage with lloyd. lloyd? >> reporter: frank, i'm at the bay hill shopping center where a briefing just wrapped up 15 minutes ago. this is the command center for the local, state, and federal agencies coordinating the clineup and investigation. tonight there is a glimmer of hope that perhaps tomorrow some of the people who fled their homes yesterday maybe allowed to
FOX
Sep 1, 2010 5:00am PDT
right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning. thank you for joining us on this wednesday, september first, i am pam cook. >> and good morning, i am dave clark. let's go straight to breaking news right now, this morning. we are getting word right now it appears investigators have uncovered a killing spree. officers just confirmed that two more bodies were discovered overnight in connection with an officer-involved shooting in richmond. right now bomb squad units are at two different locations. kraig debro joins us now with more. what do you know, kraig? >> reporter: this is a huge complicated case. there was a chance that ended up here at this intersection, the suspect is dead. his girl friend is dead. you mentioned that there is a possibility that there might be some explosives -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- out here, this is not the only location. there is a bomb squad -- we will get more on that later -- there is also a bomb squad in vallejo, so the suspect has killed at least two people but could be up to five. last night his life ended right here. there wa
FOX
Sep 20, 2010 12:00pm PDT
they feel about the deadly accident from last week. ktvu channel 2 news at noon starts now. >>> good afternoon. in just about an hour, pg&e is expected to release its list of top 100 high priority projects. the director of the p.u.c. requested them and pg&e has called a press conference for 1:00 today. claudine wong joins us live with more on what will be on the list. good afternoon, claudine. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. yes, the p.u.c. made its request on friday and pg&e has this 1:00 press conference scheduled. we're told we get to see that list. the list will be the top 100. you no we have spent -- now we've spent this morning dealing with what will be on that list. this morning, it was a typical scene at tazman and 1st. no one seemed overly concerned about the pipe running underground. but chuck reed says he's already been that that section of pipeline will be on the list. but pg&e didn't give any details as to why. >> we don't know the specific locations of the section. we don't know what they plan to do about it. so we're anxious, like everybody else, about what needs to
KICU
Sep 13, 2010 11:30pm PDT
concern and should get professional help in needed. live in san bruno, ken wayne, ktvu channel 2 news. >> ordered pg&e to reduce the pressure in the san bruno gas line 20% below it's operating pressure at the time of that explosion. the commission says the pressure must be maintained at that reduced level until the commission allows the return to normal operating pressure. the commission is also seeking all of the records dealing with maintenance over the past ten years. >> today small groups of people who's homes were red tagged were allowed back into the fire zone for their first chance to see the damage in person. they were taken into buses and vans, es catheterred by police through the neighborhood starting at about 5:00 morning. they were not allowed to get out and look around their property. we spoke with them after they returned from viewing the damage. >> everyone looking for the little bit they can identify. out of really nothing. it's gone. the last picture you have in your shed leaving your grandma's house, hugging and kissing her. seeing your family happy. >> sheppard said
FOX
Sep 9, 2010 5:00pm PDT
one, but all three americans finally are home reporting live, rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a protest is going on right now at one of the busiest intersections in san francisco's castro district. this is developing news. we want to show you a live picture now from market street and castro where the protesters say they plan to block traffic there. there you go. there's our live footage. they plan to push nancy pelosi to push a legislation through congress. they say the legislation has been bottled up all summer and they chose the predominantly gay castro district because they think it would send a stronger message to pelosi instead of protesting in other parts of the city. a handful of protesters at the scene right now. they say the plan is to block that intersection. but as you can see, right now cars are moving through. >>> the florida pastor who sparked worldwide controversy with his plans to burn copies of the koran announced later this afternoon he's changed his mind. claiming the head of a planned islamic center in new york city has agreed to move that site away fr
FOX
Sep 13, 2010 10:00pm PDT
concern and should get professional help in needed. live in san bruno, ken wayne, ktvu channel 2 news. >> ordered pg&e to reduce the pressure in the san bruno gas line 20% below it's operating pressure at the time of that explosion. the commission says the pressure must be maintained at that reduced level until the commission allows the return to normal operating pressure. the commission is also seeking all of the records dealing with maintenance over the past ten years. >> today small groups of people who's homes were red tagged were allowed back into the fire zone for their first chance to see the damage in person. they were taken into buses and vans, es catheterred by police through the neighborhood starting at about 5:00 morning. they were not allowed to get out and look around their property. we spoke with them after they returned from viewing the damage. >> everyone looking for the little bit they can identify. out of really nothing. it's gone. the last picture you have in your shed leaving your grandma's house, hugging and kissing her. seeing your family happy. >> sheppard said
FOX
Sep 28, 2010 5:00pm PDT
congress to act. live in washington, carol hann, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> federal investigators are looking into whether the san bruno pipeline is tied to a problem in the south bay. pg & e lost e electricity to a pipeline. the outage happened just hours before the pipeline explosion. the ruptured line originated in milpedas. the outage could have blocked pg & e from regulating the pressure in that line. coming up, ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar has more on what the investigation found. >>> the alameda fire department says a 6-inch wide high pressure pipeline was accidentally ripped open by contractors just after 2:00 this afternoon. pg & e crews expect to have the leak capped within the next few minutes. authorities evacuated a dozen homes and an elementary school and sent out reverse 911 calls urging people in a four block area to shelter in place. as of now there are no reports to damages in local buildings. >>> in the race for governor less than an hour to go now before candidates meg whitman and jerry brown go face to face for the first time. the stage is set for debate at uc
FOX
Sep 3, 2010 10:00pm PDT
. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is the 10:00 news on ktvu, channel 2 news. >> a murder suspect venters ended in a tense standoff this evening but only after his mother intervenes. good evening i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm in tonight for julie haener. a suspected custody is in arrested tonight in connection with the unsolved kill of a high school senior. police say they located the 18- year-old senior outside the house in the 7400 block of lockwood just after 7:30 this evening. but then they say he barricaded himself inside the home. mike mibach is nearby at opd's eastmont. mike? >> a busy night for a couple dozen oakland police officers. there was a standoff. guns were drawn. a pitbull was shot. and now a high profile murder suspect is in custody. that is with a little help from his mother. >> they had guns and their hands pointing to the husband. >> oakland police officer say they spot add homicide suspect sitting inside a car outside his home. as officers approached the suspect took off. >> the suspect ran into the house. he actually sicked sever
FOX
Sep 29, 2010 12:00pm PDT
coverage starts right now. this is ktvu -- [ inaudible ] >> -- at noon. >> good afternoon, we begin this noontime with the accidental shooting of a police officer during a morning training exercise. it happened around 9:30 at the shooting range in cass to valley. you are looking at images taken from news chopper 2, the victim was a federal officer from camp parks in dublin. there are new details about how badly he was injured but reports say they are not life- threatening. he was airlifted to the medical center. >>> it has now been a record 91 days without a state budget and there is no word on when the so- called big 5 will resume negotiations. talks were cancelled yesterday after a dispute over union pensions. the governor is demanding pension reforms in exchange for his signature on a budget that would close the states deficit. the democrats want the governor to win concessions from public employee unions through collective bargaining. the ongoing budget crisis is the subject of large march and rally today. people connected with a number of child care centers say they will forced
FOX
Sep 16, 2010 6:00pm PDT
they have had an increase of 911 calls smelling natural gas. maureen naylor, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> in oakland an actual gas leak forced the evacuation of several buildings today. pg & e says a cable company working in the area punctured a pipeline. in just a short time ago, pg & e said that ruptured line has been capped. no injuries were reported. >>> the first of several services to remember those who died in last week's pipeline explosion is tonight. a rosary service will begin in just an hour for jaqueline and janessa gray. a funeral will be held tomorrow morning at st. cecilia church. >>> for those who were burned in the san bruno pipeline explosion the road to recovery could take months or in some cases even years. today the doctors treating those at the st. francis burn unit discussed their recovery. we also heard from a woman who spent two months in the burn unit after being injured when a pg & e underground vault exploded right under her. >> i had to learn how to walk again, i had to learn how to use my hands and range of motion. i had to learn how to really speak. >>
FOX
Sep 23, 2010 5:00am PDT
intersection of pablo not far from highway 24. ktvu -- [ audio problems ] good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. we're going to show you the work in just a second that's being done out here. we can tell you right now that this line has not been capped. the fire department says that residents don't have to be worried about the specific gas leak though. here's the fire chief. >> the two inch line under about 50 pounds of pressure. and it goes to the air and then it dissipates in the air. unlike our san bruno incident where it was a 24-inch line under much greater pressures, this dissipates quickly. >> reporter: crews are digging in order to reach three different areas of this line. each of those three spots have to be capped before they can stop the leak. at first pg&e thought this was a six inch break around 11:20 last night. so the fire department evacuated about 14 homes. then as knowledge spread that the line was only two inches, those families were allowed back inside their homes. the city manager has been updating us for hours now. >> right now we're all on standb
FOX
Sep 8, 2010 10:00pm PDT
right now. this is ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> a truck doesn't stop in time causing this chain reaction crash and damaging a total of 13 vehicles. good evening, i'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. the truck driver tells us that his brakes failed and he couldn't avoid smashing into the row of cars at the bottom of a freeway off-ramp. the accident happened at 4:15 this afternoon on the grand avenue exit ramp from eastbound i-80. ktvu's amber lee is live at the scene tonight with our report. amber? >> reporter: frank, this busy off-ramp remains closed as work hes clean up the debris. there was a lot of damage but few injuries. the truck driver who identified himself to us only as tony, says he was on his way home when the brakes failed. he said he had been hauling dirt in oakland. tony estimates he was going 45 miles per hour down the exit ramp when he couldn't stop his truck. he told us he scrambled to find a way to avoid hitting the vehicles in front of him. >> i was looking at that way, you know, the telephone poles and can't go that way. can't go up the hill. can't hit the s
FOX
Sep 18, 2010 6:00pm PDT
united nations. ken pritchard, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> opponents of same-sex marriage filed court papers to uphold proposition 8, voter- approved measure. the nine circuit court pales is expected to here the case in december. back in august, a judge ruled that the measure violated the u.s. constitution. they said in part, "there is no fundamental right to marry a person of the same-sex." prop 8 opponents have until mid- okay mid-october to file their response. >> a funeral is scheduled for san bruno victim jessica morales. her boyfriend, joe ruigomez was seriously injured. >>> a san bruno teenager has organized a benefit concert tomorrow to help the victims of the san bruno explosion. the myers neighbors event is scheduled for tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the cappachino cool softball field. the event is free, but organizers encourage donations to be added to the lion's club fund, setup to help the us. >> health, all of the clouds and moisture in advance of a storm system that will impact your forecast for tomorrow. as far as today, we had quite a bit of drizzle and eve
FOX
Sep 9, 2010 6:00pm PDT
said they might want to get out some of this information later on this evening. john sasaki, ktvu news. >>> now to another developing story, this one in san francisco. this one, police moving in on protesters. they are upset with a lack of working conditions. sal castaneda has more. >> reporter: we're on market street, where police just moved in and arrested some protesters. they had completely closed market street at castro they moved in with about three dozen officers to do so. this was blocked for about 20 minutes. right now the traffic is kind of resuming to normal. there's a big back up i can see all the way down market street. i want to bring steve solomon, who is out here, and i saw you on the street. why were you out here blocking traffic? >> i am out here representing youth, and any violation against our youth, especially our gay and lesbian youth is something that they should feel bad about. and it causes irreprible harm to them. this is to send a message to nancy pelosi that not signing this bill is irreprehencibel. >>> iranian officials have announced today that they will r
FOX
Sep 17, 2010 5:00pm PDT
investigation. ktvu consumer editor tom vacar live now from san bruno with more, tom. >> reporter: gas pipelines and internal liquids that might be in them don't get along very well. question is, did that cause the fire ball here in san bruno. >> reporter: san bruno is not the first deadly massive pipe explosion. ten years ago, another 20-inch pipeline blew up in carlsbad, new mexico. the cause internal gas corrosion and failure. >> liquid inside the pipes can cause corrosion, one of the reasons we're monitoring for that. >> reporter: last year pg & e found liquids in some major pipelines. >> the four different transmission lines that run through the area. and immediately when we identified that, we went to the cpuc and requested an opportunity to fix that and correct that which we were able to do. >> reporter: the cpu granted the money needed. >> the problem was fixed in november of 2009 and we have tested it several times and there's no indication of any more liquid on the line. >> reporter: but earlier this week, pg & e said because of the design of the san bruno pipe it could not use robots
FOX
Sep 2, 2010 5:00pm PDT
. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. >> investigators search for what caused the planes to go down. ktvu's robert handa live in redwood city where he spoke to witnesses to the crash. >> reporter: gasia, we're here along the redwood shores lagoon where we've been watching divers and rescuers trying to remove two more bodies from the wreckage which at this hour is still under water. the incident and the possible identity of the one of the victims have people here reeling. a lot of people saw the engine plane nose dive into the water just before noon today. the plane contained a pilot and two passengers, took off from san carlos airport. the redwood shores lagoon is surrounded by businesses. and quite a few people told us that they saw the plane was in trouble before it hit the lagoon. >> a big splash, a big thump. >> i saw the wing turn very sharply. i saw it come straight down, as i recall there was a slight spin as it went into the water. >> reporter: the sheriff department rescued divers as well as the coast guard. one body, a woman was found outside the wreckage. >> i don't know what happened,
KICU
Sep 1, 2010 11:30pm PDT
news on "ktvu channel 2 news." >>> good evening, everyone, i'm frank summerville. >> i'm julie hayner. it is bizarre and complicated. we are still learning more about a crime spree that's left five people dead and led to an all-out search for a missing man. at the center of this investigation, he's linked to all five people. our live team coverage begins tonight with ktvu's heather holmes in valejo. >> reporter: we have been watching as crews prepare to take items out of this house. this company specializes in the removal of potentially toxic and hazardous items. the discovery earlier today of these chemicals, explosives, and two bodies is the latest twist in this very tragic case. the investigation into the murder suspect's final days shifted tonight to valejo. this is where the bodies of two missing women, a 63 year old and 60 year old were found. one was in a shallow grave in the backyard, the other in a bedroom. this is also the same house where accused killer often stayed. >> we are looking closely at him. >> reporter: valejo police are looking into the connection between this di
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Sep 1, 2010 10:00pm PDT
bay area news coverage starts right now. this is the 10:00 news on "ktvu channel 2 news." >>> good evening, everyone, i'm frank summerville. >> i'm julie hayner. it is bizarre and complicated. we are still learning more about a crime spree that's left five people dead and led to an all-out search for a missing man. at the center of this investigation, he's linked to all five people. our live team coverage begins tonight with ktvu's heather holmes in valejo. >> reporter: we have been watching as crews prepare to take items out of this house. this company specializes in the removal of potentially toxic and hazardous items. the discovery earlier today of these chemicals, explosives, and two bodies is the latest twist in this very tragic case. the investigation into the murder suspect's final days shifted tonight to valejo. this is where the bodies of two missing women, a 63 year old and 60 year old were found. one was in a shallow grave in the backyard, the other in a bedroom. this is also the same house where accused killer often stayed. >> we are looking closely at him. >> reporter:
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Sep 5, 2010 10:00pm PDT
. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is the 10:00 news on ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> some of the children left behind in the recent string of killings attend a memorial service while the police find another possible victim. >> i'm mike mibach in for ken wayne. >> and i'm heather holmes. four homicides and a missing am man. it took police to an east bay landfill. thousands looked through the trash for a body. tonight the four known victims were memorialized. maureen naylor. >> reporter: mike, a candlelight vigil with those victims. while that ongoing search for that missing hercules minute turned up nothing today. [ music ] >> reporter: with music and cageds, organizers say the goal was to start the healing process. >> i didn't know anybody. but because it hit so close to home, it is just one of those things that you don't imagine happening in your area. and it's just really shocking. >> it is this type of tragedy is pretty tough for all of us to swallow. >> reporter: also tough for some to swallow, including in the prayer candles lit for the murder victims w
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Sep 20, 2010 6:00am PDT
buildings are built near natural gas lines. in the meantime, ktvu's claudine wong could have more. >>> we have been talking to people out here and they told us certainly the question of could this happen again weighs on their minds. pg&e is expected to release a list into areas of concern. and certainly people want to see that less. the question is, what are they going to do about that list? and that is still unclear this morning. now, san jose's mayor, chuck reed, said that the intersection of taz min and first is on the list. that's what he's been told by pg&e. and they are on this apparent list that could be released as early as today. but other than that, it doesn't appear the city has gotten much more. the city wants to make this list public. they have already made public areas of fremont, south san francisco, and livermore, that have been deemed high risk. but what this means in terms of an action plan, still not clear. and people we talked to this morning say they are worried. >> i would probably try to avoid those areas that are high risk. because obviously something bad h
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Sep 16, 2010 5:00pm PDT
. reporting live from san bruno i am tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> four of the burn victims from that san bruno fire are being treated at st. francis hospital in san francisco. today doctors held a press conference to discuss their recoveriful they said most of the burn patients are moving from the emergency care phase to the second or acute phase. >> the concern here is to get rid of or remove the nonviable scar tissue. because the nonviable tissue is a source of infection. >> it'll be two months to a year before the san bruno burn victims will enter the third phase. >>> city building and planning officials in san bruno now estimate the cost of damage done by last week's explosion and fire to be $3 million. the figure includes $31.5 million to damaged homes and other property. the rest, 6.6 billion comes from damaged infrastructure such as streets. >>> memorials are being held this weekend for the victims of the san bruno fire. a rosary will begin at 7:00 at st. cecelia. the funeral will be held at the same church on friday. >>> and more information about the san bruno pipe
KICU
Aug 31, 2010 11:30pm PDT
homicide suspect shot and killed by chp officers after a high speed chase. i'm heather holmes, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> alameda county's district attorney filed formal charges against andrew barreentos in the shooting of officer todd young. investigators say barrientos admitted shooting young but insists he did not know young was a police officer. barrientos is scheduled to appear in court next tuesday. the officer had another surgery today and it was called a success. he faces many more surgery later this week. the freemont officer was shot twice hit in the pelvis and in the groin and lost a lot of blood. >>> president obama tonight officially declared combat operations in iraq are over. this comes after the deaths of some 4,400 u.s. troops with another 31,000 wounded. the president addressed the nation from the white house. >> reporter: no banners, no celebrating but the president did make it clear. the war is over. >> tonight i'm announcing that the american combat mission in iraq is ending. operation iraqi freedom is over. tonight i encourage iraq's leaders to move forward with
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Sep 6, 2010 10:00pm PDT
, i'm heather holmes, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> i just want to know that she's safe, that's it. >>> a distraught family searches for a missing family member. there's been a sighting under curious circumstances. >>> how the return of fog will affect our weather next week. >>> jerry brown has resisted the temptation for weeks now. today he finally pulled the trigger. presenting the cadillac "summer's best" sales event. a fantastic opportunity to get a great offer on an all new cadillac srx luxury collection crossover... ..with a bose premium sound system. and an ultra-view sunroof designed to let more summer time in. summer brings out the best in all of us, so now's the perfect time to get behind the wheel of a new cadillac. hurry in for great lease or purchase offers on an all new srx during cadillac's summer's best sales event going on now at your cadillac dealer. >>> a bay area family says it is desperately searching for a loved one and needs the public's help. they say they haven't seen or heard from the 22nd pittsburgh woman for a couple of week, now they are faring the worse. lloy
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Sep 26, 2010 10:00pm PDT
. >>> complete bay area news coverage. this is the 10:00 news on ktvu channel 2 news game a death row inmate, two days from his scheduled execution at san quentin asked a federal court to intervein. good evening everyone. i'm heather holmes. >> i'm ken wayne and more on that story in a moment, but fir, the bay area is another spare-the-air day. the third consecutive spare-the- air day. bay area air quality management district wants people to reconsider their commute instudent of driving alone. the agency monitors air pollution levels, and issues an alert when there are unhealthy concentrations of ground level ozone. >>> the rising temperature as round bay area are also raising concerns about wildfires. this time of year is when some of the worst fires have occurred and as ktvu's paul chambers reports, fire officials are advising everyone to take precautions. >> reporter: fire officials say often times the mimture of higher tiff and lower humidity greatly increases the chances of fire. that is why members of cal fire santa clara unit spent the day patrolling lexington reservoir, ma
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Sep 6, 2010 11:30pm PDT
, i'm heather holmes, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> i just want to know that she's safe, that's it. >>> a distraught family searches for a missing family member. there's been a sighting under curious circumstances. >>> how the return of fog >>> a bay area family says it is desperately searching for a loved one and needs the public's help. they say they haven't seen or heard from the 22nd pittsburgh woman for a couple of week, now they are faring the worse. lloyd lacuesta is in san jose with a live report. >> reporter: i'm in a neighborhood near that may bring reports of a missing person. >> we saw her saturday around this time. around 4:00 or 6:00. >> reporter: joan mccartny says she recognized the missing woman from pictures her family has distributed. silvetaugh called her debby and was selling magazines from door to door to pay for schooling. >> i didn't seem she was under any duress. >> reporter: it has been two weeks since they have heard from silvertorn. she said the last time they talked to her she said she had found a new traveling job. >> i called her, and i think she answered he
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Sep 19, 2010 11:00pm PDT
were caught in buildings that collapsed. five days after the 1985 quake, ktvu's lloyd lacuesta brought us this report from mexico city. >> reporter: they continue to find bodies and even survivors in the collapsed buildings of mexico city. in the fallen justice department building a rescue worker said they are still hearing the voices of trapped people inside. but time is against them and the rescue attempts are endangered by the possibility of more aftershocks jarring the already weakened structures. they built the downtown over fill of a dry lakebed. >> perhaps then they will have the buildings to have some promise of design -- perhaps problems of design perhaps. but the main problem here is we really don't have good land to receive the earthquakes. >> reporter: one worker said it will make months before this part of the city is completely cleaned out because a lot of it still has to be done by hand. what they are appealing for the most is heavy equipment, bulldozers, the big stuff to try to dig out and cut into this rubble. >> the equipment of high machinery, this is what th
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Sep 22, 2010 7:00am PDT
boyfriend. mornings on 2 begins right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >>> good morning to you. welcome. i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm tori campbell. it is wednesday, september 22. this morning crews are working to repair a broken water main in pleasant hill. traffic is being diverted around morello avenue and kiki drive and thisis not the first time this pipe has had problems recently. ktvu channel 2 reporter, jade hernandez joins us with more. good morning, jade. >> reporter: i want to start off with traffic, because there are nearby schools and i just spoke with a spokeswoman with the contra costa water district and crews wanted to make sure there was still one lane open right here at morello so drivers could get through. so that's for drivers and their commute. as far as the water main break, you can see that crews are still pumping water out of this hole. it's to maintain pressure so that workers can get inside and make their repairs this morning. crews have been out here since last night. won't you take a look at some of the video we shot when we arrived here. crews have be
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Sep 14, 2010 12:00pm PDT
. live in san bruno, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, claudine. >>> senators barbara boxer and dianne feinstein are pushing for the immediate inspection of natural gas pipelines in the wake of the san bruno explosion and fire. they say the pg&e information of almost 12,000 miles of state- regulated pipelines is not enough. they are demanding the information of an additional 1500 pipelines under federal jurisdictions, especially those near residential areas. pg&e says it will spend up to $100 million to help the fire victims but where will that money come from? well there's concern it might come in the form of rate increases. ktvu's jade hernandez has more on that part of the story. good afternoon, jade. >> reporter: good afternoon. pg&e backed a proposal last year which is being discussed today, have utility customers helped -- help pay for the gasline explosion. but there's concern that this area might face a fee hike because it might be categorized as a wildfire. "wildfire" under the new proposal is defined to include any uncontrolled fire, urban or rural, larger th
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Sep 7, 2010 12:00pm PDT
, the coast guard was able to estimate the location of the call as being made close to tiburon. ktvu's claudine wong joins us to learn if the search has made any progress. >> reporter: good afternoon. no, they've not made any progress. in fact, they've officially called this search off and still don't know who made this mayday call or why. but the coast guard does believe, they say, that the search has been extensive and they say new technology has -- was able to point them what -- point them in what they believe was right direction. >> mayday! >> reporter: that distress came in last night on marin channel 16. think of channel 16 as 911 for anyone on the water. >> the one thing we got was the word "mayday." and that's the signal for us to go out and search for anything. >> reporter: nothing else was ever heard from that caller. despite repeated efforts from the coast guard to get her back on the radio. >> vessel herring. vessel herring, this is the san francisco coast guard. >> mayday, united states coast guard, state your position and nature of your distress. >> reporter: so the coast
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Sep 10, 2010 12:00pm PDT
visiting people impacted on the fire including those in shelters and hospitals. ktvu, is at the hospitals, where we learned some new information. good afternoon. >> we're at st. francis memorial hospital in san francisco, where they wrapped up a press conference a short time ago. one of the physicians were the hospitals, specialized burn center gave us an update on the conditions of the four people brought here early this morning. four patients were all injured in last night's gas line explosion and fire in san bruno. three of the patients are in critical condition with what the doctor described as a life- threatening burn hovering about half of their body. a fourth patient is in serious condition, with burns over 4% of the body. he won't know if the critically injured patient is out of the woods and on the road to recovery until sunday. the recovery process for burn victims like this could be a lengthy one. >> will be here for a few weeks. again, the initial phase was last night, resuscitation. the next phase will start, in terms of removing the issue. next phase will be the sk
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Sep 17, 2010 10:00pm PDT
critically injured two others. a crash that happened at noon on a school day. ktvu's debra villa is live in november addo with new information. >> we're at novato high school where five boys from 15-17-ar- old piled into a school at lunch and took off across town. according to the chp, the driver drunk in the middle of the day. >> beer bottles were strewn outside the car. a liquor bottle found inside as the highway patrol probed this crash that killed one boy and injured three others. two airlifted with life- threatening injury. the driver's injuries were minor. he faces felony dui charges. some students suggest he appeared impaired in class before lunch. >> when and where did the drinking commend? >> we don't have the information at this time. it's still under investigation. >> skid marks on the rural road show how the car spun out at high speed in the path of the approaching cattle truck. the traumatized driver helped get the injured out. >> he's very emotional. not distraught but you could tell he feels very badly for the accident that was unavoidable. >> administrators came to the scene
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Sep 23, 2010 5:00pm PDT
and jobs. the candidates are in a dead heat just weeks before election day. ktvu's ken pritchett live in oakland here to explain the different ways the candidates are taking a stand. ken-- >> reporter: well voters with an eye on environment issues now have more to consider in the governor's race. meg whitman joined jerry brown in opposing proposition 23, but there is a catch. this morning attorney general jerry brown toured a newark company for a green themed campaign. brown says the renewable energy has faded lost ground that should be regained. >> it takes corroboration and it takes stopping the oil hungry proposition 23. >> reporter: it would reduce carbon emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. if passed, proposition 23 would suspend the greenhouse gas law until unemployment dipped below 5.5% for four years straight. but that's only happened three times in the past three decades. brown took a swipe at his opponent meg whit man on the question. >> is she for 23 or against it? >> reporter: to brown's surprise mrs. whitman had already stated her position on prop 23, she joined brown i
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Sep 12, 2010 11:30pm PDT
. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now on ktvu channel 2 news. >>> some residents returned home, but others must wait, but tonight, there is a directive for pg&e, following thursday's deadly explosion and fire in san bruno. good evening even. i'm heather holme. >> and i'm ken wayne and state utility regulators said they will order pacific gas & electric company to inspect its natural gas system. the public utilities commission issued a statement saying, "it will direct pg&e to look for leaks in natural gas lines, starting with high pressure lines where people live." regulators said the company budgets for pipeline safety and replacement and how much the utility actually spends. meantime investigators are zeroing in on the section of pipeline that fail, trying to determine how and why the 30" main exploded. the blast left a huge crater in the neighborhood, a hole authorities still have not been able to inspect due to safety concern. ktvu's maureen naylor in san bruno with late details. maureen. >> reporter: kents official death count stands at four people with four
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Sep 17, 2010 11:30pm PDT
friend and critically injured two others. a crash that happened at noon on a school day. ktvu's debra villa is live in november addo with new information. >> we're at novato high school where five boys from 15-17-year- old piled into a school at lunch and took off across town. according to the chp, the driver drunk in the middle of the day. >> beer bottles were strewn outside the car. a liquor bottle found inside as the highway patrol probed this crash that killed one boy and injured three others. two airlifted with life- threatening injury. the driver's injuries were minor. he faces felony dui charges. some students suggest he appeared impaired in class before lunch. >> when and where did the drinking commend? >> we don't have the information at this time. it's still under investigation. >> skid marks on the rural road show how the car spun out at high speed in the path of the approaching cattle truck. the traumatized driver helped get the injured out. >> he's very emotional. not distraught but you could tell he feels very badly for the accident that was unavoidable. >> administrator
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Sep 3, 2010 11:30pm PDT
. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is the 10:00 news on ktvu, channel 2 news. >> a murder suspect venters ended in a tense standoff this evening but only after his mother intervenes. good evening i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm in tonight for julie haener. a suspected custody is in arrested tonight in connection with the unsolved kill of a high school senior. police say they located the 18- year-old senior outside the house in the 7400 block of lockwood just after 7:30 this evening. but then they say he barricaded himself inside the home. mike mibach is nearby at opd's eastmont. mike? >> a busy night for a couple dozen oakland police officers. there was a standoff. guns were drawn. a pitbull was shot. and now a high profile murder suspect is in custody. that is with a little help from his mother. >> they had guns and their hands pointing to the husband. >> oakland police officer say they spot add homicide suspect sitting inside a car outside his home. as officers approached the suspect took off. >> the suspect ran into the house. he actually sicked sever
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